Senior School Report
Semester Two commenced for all VCE and VCAL students on Monday 6th of June 2022 and students are now completing a Unit 2 or Unit 4 study.
On Friday 10th of June, Year 12 VCE students attended their first mid-year exam for English/EAL. This exam was supervised, and is in the process of being marked, by external assessors. The rest of the mid-year exams will be held during the holidays from Tuesday 30th of June to Tuesday 5th of July. Attendance at the mid-year exams is compulsory and students have been given plenty of notice so they can attend. The mid-year exams assists students to develop their confidence in answering exam questions, highlights their strengths and gaps in their understanding, provides familiarity with the exam structure and helps to reduce anxiety. The mid-year exams are invaluable practice and preparation for the VCAA end-of-year exams.
The Year 11 Unit 1 end-of-semester reports will be available to parents on the parent portal from Thursday 23rd of June 2022, and Year 12 Unit 3 end-of-semester reports will be available in Week 2 of Term 3. Year Level Coordinators will be contacting families if they have any concerns regarding your child’s progress. It is also a good opportunity to speak to your child about their progress, goals and future pathway.
Next term, the Year 11 students will be celebrating “100 Days of Success”, which will be held in the Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 13th of July 2022. Students will be treated to musical performances, a special guest performance and light refreshments. On Tuesday 26th of July 2022, Year 11 students will be choosing their Year 12 subjects. We suggest that students select their subject carefully and are realistic about their choices. Please keep in mind that once students start in Year 12, it will difficult to change a subject or unit of study.
All Year 12 students will be attending a Tertiary Information Session (TIS) which covers VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre). This will outline the tertiary application process, how students apply for further education and training and how they may receive assistance throughout the process. Further information on when this will occur will be communicated to students in due course. Year 12 students will also be treated to a motivational lunch on Wednesday the 10th of August 2022.
The VCAL students are still working with our community and are thoroughly enjoying their work on their complex projects.
The Year 11 VCAL students are completing the Education Phase of their Chase program and will begin the next step with the Action Phase. The Action Phase enables students to implement their knowledge and skills into projects that will improve health in the school or within their community. These projects may include implementing healthy foods in the canteen, petitioning to local council members about improving bike paths or developing lunchtime running groups. The projects will be facilitated by the mentors and driven by the students.
The Year 12 VCAL students ran a successful Multicultural Day event and have started work on their second complex project. The students have continued their partnership with Western Health to improve the facilities in the Rehabilitation Ward of Sunshine Hospital.
Finally, we would like to thank parents who contact us when their child is absent for any reason. This is of great assistance to the Year Level Coordinators, as we call home regularly if there are any unexplained absences. The Case Management process continues to monitor closely the attendance, achievement and individual needs of all our students.
Please contact us on 9366 2555 if you have any queries or concerns about your child.
Marlene Cassar – Senior Sub School Leader